'Chucks rap out 10 hits, only one run
Kenosha, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (30-40, 17-18 Second Half) dropped the first of their two-game series to the Kenosha Kingfish (26-35, 10-25 Second Half), 5-1, Saturday at Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Steele Walker (Oklahoma) had three hits and extended his league-leading on-base streak to 44 games. He will finish with the longest hitting and on-base streaks in the Northwoods League this season.
Walker's league-leading batting average is .411 with one game remaining. The Woodchucks' franchise record is .391, and has stood since the franchise's — and the NWL's — opening season in 1994. Walker leads the NWL batting race by more than 40 points.
Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) was 1-for-3 with an RBI, his team-leading 60th of the year. Sixty RBI would tie Passatempo for 11th in Northwoods League single-season history. The 'Chucks franchise record is 61, and Passatempo will have a chance to break it tomorrow. He's also set to appear in his 71st game of the year, which would set a new franchise single-season record.
Robert Zeigler (Kent State) took the hard-luck loss for the 'Chucks after giving up only one earned run in six innings with five strikeouts.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visitwww.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.